25 November 2011

Liebster Clause

Yesterday, no doubt like everyone else, I woke up to numerous holiday greetings and to inspiring declarations of thankfulness.  While sifting through them all, I discovered that I had been "Liebstered."  Not every blogger gets to celebrate Thanksgiving with the Internet's version of half of a surf and turf.  (I'd steak my post on it.)

To my surprise, my very dear friend over at The Adventures of Not Supermom singled me out for the Liebster Award.  This is awesome, especially considering I am secretly jealous of her blogging bad-assery and want to blog like her when (or if) I grow up.  Seriously--people are pounding on her door.  NPR saw one of her posts and invited her to participate in their Backseat Book Club, and I'm convinced that every time she applies for another writing or blogging gig money and contracts are waved wildly in her face.  I want someone to wave money and contracts for blogging in my face...I can always wear my glasses so the draft from flapping paper won't bother my eyes.  Go read her blog.  Right now.  She is of the awesome.

Turns out the Liebster Award highlights up-and-coming blogs, those with less than 200 followers.  Liebster is German for "friend", so I'm taking a few moments to call attention to those I consider friends and their blogs.

The Rules:

Upon receiving the Liebster Award, you must do the following:
1.  Show your thanks to the blogger(s) who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the Internet – other writers.
5. And best of all – have fun!

My picks for this auspicious honor include: 

1.  A Portrait of the Artist - My favorite bad-ass young lady, who never fails to surprise me with her
profound observations.
2.  The Neurotypical Mom Chronicles - A new and promising discovery.
3.  Diary of a Renaissance Seamstress - Another new discovery.  Besides, who doesn't love a good Renaissance costume, whether you've got a kid in the SCA or not?
4.  Scandalous Katie - My secret sister in sin and subversiveness.
5.  Words All Day Through - Book reviews and more from my favorite Disney character come to life.

I hope you enjoy these recent discoveries as much as I do.  As to my own Liebsterizing, I suddenly have the urge to pump my hair up into a Steel Magnolias-style helmet hairdo and run around the house chanting, "You like me...you really like me!!!"  Of course, I'd need something Oscar-like to clutch, but all I've got handy are a water bottle and a TV remote, and those would just look silly.


  1. How cool, MLS -- and very deserved. Enjoy your liebsterization!

  2. I have to thank you Ginger for this award. It really was a friend award, in more ways than one.

    I picked out my top five blogs. One of those blogs are of an internet friend of mine. I met her once years ago in New York. After that, we've kinda followed each others blogs, posted on the same forums - you know, one of those 'internet friendships'.

    I surfed over to her online shop to read up a little about her shop. Well, you can't imagine my surprise to find out she lives two towns over from where I live. I moved to NC from NY two years ago. Since I don't advertise these things online, she had no idea I lived here. I wasn't too sure where she lived either, as she came up to NY that one time. Heck, turns out we both visited the same NC renaissance faire on the same day and we had NO idea.

    We are now going out for coffee in a week. This is the beginning of what I hope to be a good and lasting friendship.

    It's all because of you my dear. If you haven't given me that award, I don't know how long it would've been until we made that connection.

    So you see, this award is truly friend award. Thank you. :)

    1. That is truly awesome and amazing!!! I'm so glad you and your friend were able to meet up, and I hope it has continued to go well between you.

      Days like this make me truly humbled by the power of the Internet and the blogging network. I'm so pleased I could have had even the smallest part (however unintentionally) in bringing two friends closer together. :)